John Lewis Gay: Genealogical Memoirs

Scope and Content

A collection of coats of arms (mostly coloured), genealogical and antiquarian notes, monumental inscriptions, etc., probably made by John Lewis Gay, 65 folios. On fos 27v et seq. is a copy of the will of Mrs Elizabeth Chandler, 5 December 1843, appointing Gay as her executor, with copies of her burial certificate, bill for funeral expenses, etc., 1846. On fo. 34a is an account of the Gay family of Evington, Kent, 'faithfully extracted' by J.L. Gay. There are notes in the text by Ralph Griffin, F.S.A.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Lewis Gay, engraver, of Old Kent Road, London S.E.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Ralph Griffin, 1927.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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